Hiking · Local Adventures

Trillium Community Forest: Wildberry Loop

With most public lands closed to walking, there are a few lands that are still open. We have a handful on our island. These are ideal for locals to use, who can walk to the trailheads. They don't get a lot of use on a good day, so in a way...this is good. I rounded… Continue reading Trillium Community Forest: Wildberry Loop

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And The World Slowed Down

I sat down on this cold, and very rainy, Sunday and realized it had been 9 days since I had posted on the blog of Trailcooking. I have been so busy and yet my world has slowed down so much since the start of March. Tomorrow, on Monday, the boys and I enter our 4th… Continue reading And The World Slowed Down

Hiking · Trail Cooking

A Recipe and A Tale of Mentorship

Far too many years ago, when I was younger and still scared of the woods, I found solace in a regional hiking column, Hike Of The Week, written by Karen Sykes. Every Thursday I waited for the newspaper to show up at work, and I carefully slipped the outdoors section out of the Seattle P-I,… Continue reading A Recipe and A Tale of Mentorship

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PCT Hiking Section I – Part 2 (Chinook Pass to Snoqualmie Pass)

See here for the first part of Section I. Parts of Section I get side eyed far too much. Most are happy to walk the second half of it from Chinook Pass on Hwy 410 to Government Meadows (reached via FS 70 out of the village of Greenwater, off of Hwy 410) but sigh as… Continue reading PCT Hiking Section I – Part 2 (Chinook Pass to Snoqualmie Pass)

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Sand Dunes Trail

When I was 16, and we had moved to rural Whidbey Island the first trail I hiked in Deception Pass State Park (and of all of the Island) was the Sand Dunes Trail, which starts at the parking lot for West Beach & Cranberry Lake swimming area, at the bottom of the park. I am… Continue reading Local Adventures: Sand Dunes Trail